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Construction Leader Wins Seat in Texas House

The Chairman of the Board of the Associated General Contractors Austin Chapter, John Cyrier, will be sworn in soon as a State Representative in the Texas House. That’s after narrowly winning a special runoff election on Tuesday.

Per the AGC Texas Building Branch:

“With wins in three out of the district's five counties for a total of 52 percent of the nearly 8,000 votes, Cyrier (R-Caldwell) defeated Brent Golemon (R-Bastrop) to take the seat vacated by Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington). Cyrier, the AGC Austin Chapter chair, won with 329 votes to spare after leading with 46 percent of the vote in last month's five-way special election.”

Cyrier, a Republican, served as Caldwell County Commissioner and County Judge Pro-Tem until 2013. As Commissioner, he worked closely with neighboring county governments throughout House District 17 and led emergency and recovery efforts for the devastating 2011 wildfires in Caldwell and Bastrop Counties.

An accomplished pilot, Cyrier coordinated aerial observation and personally flew the emergency management team and fire chief over the wildfires. Afterward, he led fire recovery fundraising efforts totaling $350,000, and worked to secure more than $1 million in fire recovery funds for Bastrop County.